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Kerouac Centenary Film – Interview with Filmmakers

Tom Knoff and Kurt Hemmer in conversation with Simon Warner about their new short film: https://simonwarner.substack.com/p/riding-high-kerouac-centenary-film

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The Beat Studies Association – Membership Drive and New Journal of Beat Studies

Our esteemed friends across the pond have asked us to share this update: BSA MEMBERSHIPS ARE DUE FOR 2022  JOIN NOW & GET THE NEW Journal of Beat Studies #9  HOT OFF THE PRESS! The membership year runs from January 1 to December 31.  $60 … Continue reading

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EBSN 2022 CFP Live Now

The call for papers for our 10th (!) annual conference to be held in Murcia, Spain, 28-30 September, is live Continue reading

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First EBSN2021 video/podcast now live

The latest episode of “Playback – The EBSN Podcast”, featuring audio from the EBSN2021 conference, is available now via the usual podcast channels, with the video recording up on YouTube. More episodes coming soon…

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New Book Reviews

Check out the reviews just added to the site: NEW: Review of The Beats: A Teaching Companion (2021), edited by Nancy M. Grace, by John Shapcott. NEW : Just for Jolly, by Phil Baker.Review of Soft Need #23 (Expanded Media Editions, 2020) … Continue reading

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Ed Sanders Performance/Poetry & interview by Kurt Hemmer (2003)

Newly digitized material uploaded to Vimeo, HERE. On November 20, 2003, Ed Sanders was briefly interviewed by Kurt Hemmer before entertaining the audience reading and singing his inspiring poetry at Harper College. Produced by Kurt Hemmer. Production and post-production by … Continue reading

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Kerouac and Beat Generation Exhibition in Japan

Some information on the upcoming exhibition from organizer Matt Theado: Discover America and the Beat GenerationJack Kerouac Types ON THE ROADThe genealogy of a counterculture through publications The exhibition opens at BB Plaza Museum of Art in Kobe on July … Continue reading

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EBSN at Digital BAAS 2021 and ACLA 2021

Estíbaliz Encarnación Pinedo has organized a panel of 8 presenters titled “Beat generation goddess ruth weiss (re)considered” for the British Association of American Studies digital conference to be held April 8, 14:00-15:30 (BST), while Erik Mortenson and Benjamin J. Heal … Continue reading

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EBSN 2021

The proposal deadline for the 10th Annual EBSN conference (to be held online October 29-31) is fast approaching! So, if you haven’t already, send in your proposals before March 31st. You can check the call for papers here. We can’t wait to see your virtual faces!

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Corso@UConn

This recording of one of Gregory Corso’s last college readings at the University of Connecticut, Storrs on March 28, 1996, produced by Kurt Hemmer, has just recently been posted on Vimeo. Digitization and restoration from an analog vhs videotape by … Continue reading

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